Class Resources

Statistical Explanation and Cosmology Resources

Watch this page for updated resources for the joint NYU/Columbia class on statistical explanation and cosmology.

Probability out of Determinism by Michael Strevens

On the Passing of Time by Tim Maudlin

For information on class readings and requirements, check out the partial syllabus.

William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) The Kinetic Theory of the Dissipation of Energy

Ernst Zermelo's Recurrance Objection-on a Theorem of Dynamics and the Mechanical Theory of Heat

For reading for David Albert's next lecture, click here.

The first set of readings comprises On the Dynamical Theory of Gasses by J. Clerk Maxwell and Further Studies on the Thermal Equilibrium of Gas Molecules by Ludwig Boltzmann.